Fedora 24 (F24) Installation
This article provides a pictorial guide for performing a basic installation of Fedora 24 (F24).
Boot from the DVD. Use the up arrow to pick the "Install Fedora 24" option and hit the return key.
Select the appropriate language and select the "Set keyboard to default layout for selected language" option, then click the "Continue" button.
You are presented with the "Installation Summary" screen. You must complete any marked items before you can continue with the installation. Depending on your requirements, you may also want to alter the default settings by clicking on the relevant links.
Click the "Installation Destination" link.
If you are happy to use automatic partitioning of the whole disk, click the "Done" button to return to the previous screen.
If you want to modify the partitioning configuration, select the "I will configure partitioning" option and click the "Done" button to work through the partitioning screens.
Once you have completed your alterations to the default configuration, click the "Begin Installation" button.
Click the "Root Password" link.
Enter the root password and click the "Done" button.
Click the "User Creation" link.
Enter the user details and select the "Make this user administrator" option, then click the "Done" button.
Wait for the installation to complete. When prompted, click the "Reboot" button.
Login as the "root" user when prompted.
If you want a GUI desktop, issue the following commands from the console to install the desktop packages and reboot.
# dnf update -y # dnf groupinstall "Basic Desktop" -y # dnf groupinstall "GNOME" -y # systemctl set-default graphical.target # reboot
I had two distinct issues with the GUI desktop. First, I was not able to get my preferred "MATE Desktop" to work at all. Second, unlike Fedora 23, the instructions above did not leave me with a server that automatically booted into graphical mode. Instead I had to log in at the command line and issue the "startx" command. According to the documentation, if "startx" works, setting the default target to "graphical.target" should set the equivalent of the old "run-level 5". This worked fine in Fedora 23. In contrast a workstation installation worked as expected.
You are now presented with the console screen.
If you are using DHCP to configure your network settings, then ignore the following network configuration screens, otherwise right-click on the network icon in the top toolbar, expand the network of interest and click the "Wired Settings" menu option. Click on the relevant network adapter and click the edit button, which looks like a cog.
Click the "IPv4" section, select the "Manual" method and enter the appropriate IP address and subnet mask, default gateway and primary DNS, then click the "Apply" button.
- Close the "Network" dialog.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if Secure Linux (SELinux) is disabled or switched to permissive. To do this edit the "/etc/selinux/config" file, making sure the SELINUX flag is set as follows.
If SELinux is configured after installation, the server will need a reboot for the change to take effect.
If the OS is to be used for an Oracle installation, it is easier if the firewall is disabled. This can be done by issuing the following commands from a terminal window as the "root" user.
# systemctl stop firewalld # systemctl disable firewalld
You can install and configure it later if you wish.
Make sure the SSH daemon is started using the following commands.
# systemctl start sshd.service # systemctl enable sshd.service
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Hope this helps. Regards Tim...